National Service Scheme(NSS)

National Service Scheme

The National Service Scheme was constituted under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports by the Government of India in the year 1969. The scheme was started off in 37 Universities all over the country and enrolled about 40000 volunteers at that stage. At present, NSS has strength of over 3.2 million students all over the country from around 300 Universities.

The primary focus of the scheme has been to develop partaking students’ personalities through community service. Many students have benefited immensely by taking part in the NSS activities from its inception to this year.

The NSS unit (Unit no. 211) was set up in the year 1997 at the Govt. Polytechnic College Kasaragod. Over the years, the unit has functioned under the efficient leadership of programme officers like Sri. Mohanan, Sri. Suresh K. K., and Sri. Govardhana Kayarthaya etc. and the volunteers have actively taken part in numerous programs which focused on the development of the institution as well as betterment of the society as a whole.

Programme Officer Sri. Anuraj K., Workshop Instructor in Mechanical Engg.
Volunteer Secretary Mr. Vignesh Raj P. K., Second Year Mechanical Engg.

Ms. Drishya T. K., Second Year Computer Engg.

Contributions and Achievements

  • The NSS unit of the college has adopted many villages in the Pullur Periye Grama Panchayath under the village adoption programme and carried out various developmental activities including construction in these villages
  • The NSS volunteers have taken part in National Integration Camps and district-level Republic Day Parades (Kasaragod)
  • The NSS volunteers have actively involved in community programmes such as social forestation programmes, blood donation camps, campus cleaning activities, hospital equipment maintenance programmes, flood relief operations, anti-drug and anti-ragging campaigns etc., among others
  • The NSS unit has won the Directorate awards for the Best Unit, Best Programme Officer and Best Volunteer at different times during these years.
  • The NSS Unit has played a key role in implementing the prestigious SAGY (Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana) project in the Kinanoor-Karindalam Panchayath in 2017.
  • The NSS Unit has renovated equipments worth over Rs. 1.5 Crores at various institutions like the Taluk Hospital Panathadi, Taluk Hospital Bedakam, Community Health Centre Periye and Govt. Polytechnic College Periye as part of the Punarjjani project of the NSS Technical Cell Kerala in 2017 and 2018. Subsequently, Taluk Hospital Panathadi won the Kayakalpa Puraskar (instituted by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan) in 2017 and Taluk Hospital Bedakam won this award in 2018.